A few days after placing him on injured reserve, the Kansas City Chiefs have waived RB Derrick
Gore with an injury settlement according to the NFL’s daily personnel notice.
Gore suffered a fractured thumb during the preseason Week 2 game against
the Washington Commanders. He was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday
when the team had to make two additional roster moves to
get the roster down to the new 80-man player limit.
Should Gore clear waivers and become a free agent, it’s possible that he rejoins the team
at a later date when he is fully healthy. This is a bit of a roster workaround that Brett
Veach has done in the past (Gehrig Dieter in 2019) to subvert the NFL’s injured reserve rules.
If you place a player on injured reserve prior to 53-man roster cuts, they’re not